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Treating Pain and Inflammation with Enzymes

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Treating Pain and Inflammation with Enzymes

Dozens of studies show that a special type of protein called enzymes, which are only found in raw foods or supplements, can be beneficial to alleviate pain and inflammation.

Here are some of my top enzyme picks for healing pain and inflammation.  Of course, you should always consult your physician or a qualified nutritionist prior to starting any new supplements.

Amylase is the enzyme that helps us to digest carbohydrates. When you take it on an empty stomach it has antihistamine effects and alleviates inflammation linked to skin conditions, particularly when combined with lipase. Amylase is also well suited for athletes because it increases joint mobility and relieves muscle pain and inflammation.

Bromelain is helpful in treating swelling and inflammation that is linked to injuries, surgery, swellings, and broken blood vessels; menstrual hemorrhaging; and blood clots.

Catalase helps relieve inflammation linked to injuries, particularly when fluid-retention and edema are involved. This enzyme also functions as an antioxidant, which scavenges free radicals and prevents them from causing additional health concerns.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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3:06AM PST on Dec 3, 2011

Thank you

7:55AM PDT on May 15, 2011

Thank you.

5:08PM PST on Jan 23, 2011


9:54AM PST on Jan 23, 2011

HUGE THANK YOU!!! I have been actively working toward finding this information on my own, and yet there is just nothing quite like hearing it from someone who has practiced and lived it themselves... or know those who have.. : ).

10:32AM PST on Jan 19, 2011

This is very interesting.

6:33AM PST on Jan 10, 2011


7:48PM PST on Jan 9, 2011

Nice Article

4:55AM PST on Jan 5, 2011

Thanks for this interesting article, I always prefer to try a natural way. I have an older friend who has lymphatic swelling and will tell her to try lipase.

6:24AM PST on Jan 3, 2011

Yes, natural is better.

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